Client MW came to me, in what I can only describe as, an exasperated state! Her energy was very low and she appeared overwhelmed with negative feelings about herself. As a therapist it can be hard to see someone, who has the majority of their life behind them, in such a heavy and difficult place.
A big part of the success we created together came from MW's desire for change, which I believe is the most important factor any person can bring to a therapist. MW's journey of transformation was and still is the most profound change I have observed in my years as a therapist.
Here is what MW had to say - "I have just completed my last of 12 sessions with Paul. It has been an incredible journey, which has changed me from being an anxious person with very low self esteem, to how I am now.
Five months ago I had no idea which direction to go in my life, or how to get there. I was emotionally and psychologically "stuck". I was full of self doubt and had extremely low self esteem. I can honestly say that I have never felt so self assured, calm and content in my life; quite an extraordinary state to be in after all these 60 something years of inner turmoil. I realise I can now achieve whatever I want, without all those old anxieties and self doubts rearing their ugly heads. They have long since gone.